The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 501 529 544
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +15
Contract jobs citing SMTP 113 120 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 1.51% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 76 58
Median daily rate £444 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £505 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £31.06 £17.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.45% -22.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.08 £9.40 £17.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.40 £23.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.56 £15.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+190.36% -33.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 112 £438 +22.37% 23
London +3 35 £475 +31.03% 5
South East +5 31 £419 +19.57% 8
Yorkshire +43 22 £450 -14.28%
West Yorkshire - 21 £450 -
Leeds - 18 £456 -
North West -4 9 £399 +15.16% 2
Surrey +21 8 £419 +4.62% 1
Berkshire +8 8 £450 +30.90% 3
Reading +3 8 £450 +30.90% 2
Hampshire +22 7 £400 -11.11% 3
Manchester -3 7 £446 +32.22% 2
City of London -7 7 £488 -1.26%
Buckinghamshire +14 5 £474 -9.11% 1
Essex +4 5 £285 +1.78%
East of England +3 5 £285 +1.78% 2
Guildford -1 4 £425 +6.25%
South West - 4 £350 - 4
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
West Midlands -14 3 - - 2
Hook - 3 £400 -
Cheshire +16 2 £399 +12.32%
Milton Keynes +8 2 £474 -10.49%
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
Marlow - 2 £315 - 1
Bradford - 2 £420 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Crawley +11 1 £240 -31.42%
West Sussex +2 1 £240 -31.42%
Kent +1 1 - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMTP.

1 128 (58.18%) DNS
2 107 (48.64%) Windows
3 78 (35.45%) Linux
4 62 (28.18%) TCP/IP
5 61 (27.73%) Active Directory
6 57 (25.91%) Microsoft
7 55 (25.00%) DHCP
8 54 (24.55%) Python
9 51 (23.18%) VMware
10 50 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 50 (22.73%) FTP
11 47 (21.36%) Internet
12 46 (20.91%) HTTP
12 46 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 44 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 44 (20.00%) LDAP
14 42 (19.09%) Unix
14 42 (19.09%) Cisco
14 42 (19.09%) DevOps
15 41 (18.64%) SQL Server
16 39 (17.73%) SNMP
17 38 (17.27%) Firewall
17 38 (17.27%) Windows Server
18 37 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (16.82%) Ubuntu
19 34 (15.45%) Puppet
19 34 (15.45%) Perl
20 33 (15.00%) SC Cleared
20 33 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
21 32 (14.55%) Data Centre

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 28 (12.73%) Apache
3 22 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (6.82%) Skype for Business
6 14 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (5.91%) Tomcat
8 9 (4.09%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.18%) IIS
9 7 (3.18%) OpenStack
9 7 (3.18%) SAS
10 6 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (2.73%) IBM Notes
11 5 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (2.27%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (1.36%) CMS
13 3 (1.36%) MindAlign
13 3 (1.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.91%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.82%) Office 365
3 11 (5.00%) IaaS
3 11 (5.00%) PaaS
4 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.36%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.45%) G Suite
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (58.18%) DNS
2 62 (28.18%) TCP/IP
3 55 (25.00%) DHCP
4 50 (22.73%) FTP
5 47 (21.36%) Internet
6 46 (20.91%) HTTP
7 44 (20.00%) LDAP
8 39 (17.73%) SNMP
9 38 (17.27%) Firewall
10 29 (13.18%) VPN
11 27 (12.27%) SSL
12 26 (11.82%) WAN
13 24 (10.91%) LAN
14 22 (10.00%) IPsec
14 22 (10.00%) SSH
15 19 (8.64%) IMAP
16 16 (7.27%) BGP
17 15 (6.82%) OSPF
17 15 (6.82%) SAN
18 14 (6.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.09%) Data Mining
4 9 (4.09%) MySQL
5 8 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.36%) DB2
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.45%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (7.73%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.64%) Subversion
3 6 (2.73%) Metasploit
4 5 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (2.27%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (1.82%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.91%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.91%) JIRA
7 2 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.45%) JUnit
8 1 (0.45%) Log4Net
8 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 14 (6.36%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.64%) Electronics
4 5 (2.27%) Games
4 5 (2.27%) Retail
5 4 (1.82%) Banking
5 4 (1.82%) Marketing
6 3 (1.36%) Back Office
6 3 (1.36%) Front Office
6 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.91%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (11.36%) Consultant
2 21 (9.55%) Administrator
2 21 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (8.18%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (7.27%) Developer
5 15 (6.82%) Architect
6 13 (5.91%) Designer
6 13 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (5.45%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (3.64%) Security Advisor
11 7 (3.18%) Analyst
11 7 (3.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 6 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (2.73%) Hardware Specialist
12 6 (2.73%) Storage Specialist
12 6 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.36%) XML
2 24 (10.91%) CSS
2 24 (10.91%) HTML
3 15 (6.82%) Web Services
4 14 (6.36%) SAML
5 10 (4.55%) SOAP
6 8 (3.64%) Middleware
6 8 (3.64%) OAuth
7 6 (2.73%) .NET
7 6 (2.73%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (2.73%) WAP
8 5 (2.27%) LAMP
8 5 (2.27%) REST
9 4 (1.82%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.82%) jQuery
10 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.36%) EDIFACT
10 3 (1.36%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.55%) Client/Server
3 20 (9.09%) CESG
4 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.36%) Cryptography
6 13 (5.91%) Clustering
7 10 (4.55%) Management Information System
8 9 (4.09%) Blackberry
9 8 (3.64%) EMC VNX
10 5 (2.27%) PKI
10 5 (2.27%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.82%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (1.36%) NHS
12 3 (1.36%) Statistics
12 3 (1.36%) Telematics
12 3 (1.36%) User Experience
13 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 107 (48.64%) Windows
2 78 (35.45%) Linux
3 46 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (19.09%) Unix
5 38 (17.27%) Windows Server
6 37 (16.82%) Ubuntu
7 23 (10.45%) CentOS
8 22 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (8.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (6.82%) Solaris
11 14 (6.36%) Android
12 13 (5.91%) Windows Vista
13 11 (5.00%) Debian
14 5 (2.27%) AIX
14 5 (2.27%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.91%) SUSE
15 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.09%) DevOps
2 26 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (9.55%) Migration
4 19 (8.64%) ITIL
4 19 (8.64%) Load Balancing
5 18 (8.18%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (7.27%) Patch Management
8 15 (6.82%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (6.82%) Information Assurance
8 15 (6.82%) Scrum
9 12 (5.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 12 (5.45%) Problem Management
10 11 (5.00%) Fuzz Testing
10 11 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (5.00%) OWASP
10 11 (5.00%) Security Architecture
10 11 (5.00%) Software Architecture
10 11 (5.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 11 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.55%) Python
2 34 (15.45%) Perl
3 30 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 28 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.27%) C
6 15 (6.82%) Bash Shell
6 15 (6.82%) PHP
6 15 (6.82%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.45%) VB
8 11 (5.00%) Java
8 11 (5.00%) SQL
9 10 (4.55%) C++
10 9 (4.09%) C#
11 7 (3.18%) Korn
12 5 (2.27%) Ruby
13 4 (1.82%) AWK
14 3 (1.36%) Delphi
14 3 (1.36%) Jython
15 1 (0.45%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 44 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.64%) CISSP
4 15 (6.82%) CEH
5 14 (6.36%) CESG Certified Professional
6 13 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.09%) Degree
8 8 (3.64%) AWS Certification
8 8 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.18%) CCNP
10 6 (2.73%) CCIE
10 6 (2.73%) RHCT
11 5 (2.27%) CCNA
12 2 (0.91%) MCSE
12 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.45%) CCDA
13 1 (0.45%) CCSA
13 1 (0.45%) CISM
13 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (4.09%) QA
2 8 (3.64%) RMADS
3 5 (2.27%) COBIT
4 4 (1.82%) HL7
5 3 (1.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (27.73%) Active Directory
2 37 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (11.82%) Sendmail
4 18 (8.18%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.00%) vSphere
6 9 (4.09%) Dovecot
7 8 (3.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (3.18%) iptables
8 7 (3.18%) KVM
8 7 (3.18%) NFS
8 7 (3.18%) Squid
9 6 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.82%) Docker
10 4 (1.82%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.36%) Ceph
11 3 (1.36%) Firmware
11 3 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 34 (15.45%) Puppet
2 19 (8.64%) NetBackup
3 14 (6.36%) Nagios
4 10 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 10 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (4.55%) WSUS
5 9 (4.09%) vRealize
6 8 (3.64%) Zenoss
7 7 (3.18%) Cacti
7 7 (3.18%) HAProxy
7 7 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.27%) OpenNebula
8 5 (2.27%) SCOM
9 4 (1.82%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.36%) Ansible
10 3 (1.36%) Endace
10 3 (1.36%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (1.36%) SCCM
11 2 (0.91%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 57 (25.91%) Microsoft
2 51 (23.18%) VMware
3 42 (19.09%) Cisco
4 31 (14.09%) Red Hat
5 29 (13.18%) Oracle
6 25 (11.36%) Splunk
7 21 (9.55%) Citrix
7 21 (9.55%) HP
7 21 (9.55%) Symantec
8 11 (5.00%) Brocade
9 10 (4.55%) MobileIron
10 9 (4.09%) Dell
10 9 (4.09%) EMC
10 9 (4.09%) Juniper
11 8 (3.64%) Veritas
12 7 (3.18%) IronPort
13 6 (2.73%) Lotus
14 5 (2.27%) F5
14 5 (2.27%) Proofpoint
15 4 (1.82%) Huawei
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £463 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £460 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago